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New Services for Oracle Databases in the Cloud Announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2015


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At Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Oracle announced new Oracle Database Cloud offerings, expanding its portfolio of Oracle Cloud Platform, services that enable organizations to deliver reliable, scalable, and secure database-driven solutions and applications in the cloud.

The new capabilities were outlined by Larry Ellison, CTO and executive chairman of Oracle, in his Sunday keynote and formally announced by Oracle on Monday. 

Oracle is also announcing a new, free database cloud service that enables DBAs and developers to try Oracle Database in the Oracle Cloud at no cost.

“Oracle brings 4 decades of database experience and leadership to the cloud, enabling our customers to deploy the best database cloud solutions and realize greater agility and lower cost,” said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle. “With the new capabilities, Oracle is now uniquely placed to address the needs of developers, small businesses, departments within large enterprises and enterprise IT by providing the industry’s most comprehensive set of database cloud services.”

The new capabilities in Oracle Database Cloud provide:

  • Platform for Mission-Critical Applications: Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service offers unmatched scalability, performance and availability for Oracle Database. Enterprises can leverage the full power of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine to run mission-critical applications and consolidate databases in the Oracle Cloud.

“You can do test/dev on Exadata in the cloud and deploy on prem if that is what you want to do. We allow you to do that," said Ellison during his keynote. "And that is the identical software, the identical hardware the identical performance, the identical everything in both places. So we really do look like an extension of your data center. You have got all these assets managed by a single pane of glass and you put the workload and you put the data where it makes sense that day."

Additional capabilities in the Oracle Database Cloud include;

  • High Availability and Scalability: Enterprises for the first time can leverage Oracle’s popular and highly regarded database clustering solution in the cloud. As part of Oracle Database Cloud and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Real Application Clusters provides out-of-the-box, scale-out database performance on-demand and fault tolerant database availability.
  • Disaster Recovery: Businesses can now implement a real-time cloud disaster recovery solution that protects Oracle databases in the event of a site or regional outage. As part of Oracle Database Cloud and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Active Data Guard provides continuous zero-data loss replication from Oracle databases that reside on-premises or in the Oracle Cloud to an active standby database in the Oracle Cloud. Enterprises can also boost resource utilization and productivity by offloading production reporting, ad-hoc queries and backups to the active standby Oracle Database.
  • Development and Test Services: Oracle offers free trials that developers can leverage to create cloud-native Web, departmental, and enterprise applications. Developers can use a comprehensive suite of services for dev/test with Oracle Database Cloud, including the new free service and access to Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Database Backup Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

Developers can use a suite of services for dev/test with Oracle Database Cloud, including the new free service and access to Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Database Backup Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

 


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